As part of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan to restore and develop archaeological sites across the country, particularly in Upper Egypt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities has completed restoration work on the statue of King Thutmose II located on the south facade of the eighth building of the temples of Karnak.
Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, who announced the completion of restoration work at the well-known archaeological site during a press conference, explained that the restoration work was carried out by a certain number of outstanding Egyptian restorers. and council archaeologists.
“I would like to thank them for their excellent work and efforts that have been made over the course of a year to restore the statue, which is one of the largest statues of King Thutmose II, with a height of about ten meters. and half. .”
In the same context, he revealed that other restoration works are currently underway for a number of statues and paintings in the temples of Karnak.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities also said the restored statue, which is made of quartzite, was carved by King Thutmose II in the Red Mountain Quarry, before being erected in its current location on the south facade. of the eighth building in the temples of Karnak.
Contributed by Ahmed Emam